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Member benefits

Top reasons to join the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT)

  • Membership for your ENTIRE PT educational institution, including administrators, faculty & clinicians – including networking and mentoring opportunities

  • Networking & communications tools - e.g. an online discussion forum for all designated member reps & searchable membership directory

  • Advocates to influence CAPTE, PTCAS & others to promote best educational practices

  • Continuing education focused on the needs of faculty, administrators and clinicians - including the premier annual conference for PT academia: Educational Leadership Conference (ELC) & other events with member rates

  • Consortia membership - members can join (for free) a group interested in specific PT education topics

  • PT Education Research Network, including a mentorship program

  • Latest PT academia job openings, resume bank & member discounts for posting jobs

  • Education research workshops to build research & clinical reasoning skills (e.g. MERC, GAMER)

  • Year-round focus on identifying excellence in PT academia for administrators, faculty & clinicians

  • ACAPT Leadership Academy – including a Leadership Compass online tool to help you self-assess your skills and grow in key areas

  • Free bi-monthly enewsletter covering the latest ACAPT & PT education news

If you work for an ACAPT member institution, start taking advantage of your benefits & get involved with ACAPT today!

Questions?  Contact acapt@acapt.org.

Who We Are

The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to excellence in physical therapist education programs as a whole.

The best minds in academic PT are here.  Our organizational membership includes over 95% of all U.S.-accredited physical therapist programs. We serve and represent the staff of these 242 PT educational institutions, including:

  • faculty,
  • clinical partners, and
  • academic administrators and leaders. 

What We Do

ACAPT develops the entrepreneurial leadership skills of PT academic staff so they can develop tomorrow's physical therapy leaders in health care.

We create methods to benchmark excellence in PT education.

We're expanding and promoting educational research.

We advance innovative clinical education models.

We promote professional and community service.

We collaborate with organizations representing health professional education.

We invite you to engage with ACAPT to define and deliver excellence and innovation in academic physical therapy:

  • ACAPT's eight consortia are forums to focus on specific areas of shared interest.
  • When necessary for ongoing tasks, we've developed standing committees.
  • When large, short-term undertakings are required, we form task forces.

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